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Digital Communications Experts, Africa & global - Better Than Cash Alliance (2 positions)
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Application Deadline :||25-Jan-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||12 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||up to 24 months|
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
Duties and Responsibilities
The role in a nutshell
Our Alliance is looking for two excellent team players that creatively co-lead our digital engagement efforts, at global, regional and national level. This includes, crucially, our member countries in Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America. One of the two positions is more focused on Africa and the other one has a global scope, working across all regions.
Under the supervision of the Head of Communications, the consultants will work very collaboratively with the Alliance’s Regional and Country Leads, the Digital Payments Innovation Hub, other key colleagues, as well as members and partners.
Our team needs strong strategists and writers who understand the role that digital payments play in igniting progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A core function of the role is designing and implementing innovative and well-targeted digital communications strategies, on social media and beyond, seeking new opportunities for effective engagement and creating cogent content.
The consultant is also expected to provide support to broader communications and advocacy strategies and plans.
Expected Output, Activities and Deliverables
Output 1. Co-lead the design of a bold 2021 Better Than Cash Alliance’s Digital Communications Strategy, by working closely with key colleagues at national, regional and global level. The strategy should:
Throughout 2021, the consultants are expected to keep the strategy updated by identifying new opportunities for digital engagement, keeping abreast of new trends in the digital communications space.
Output 2. Co-lead the implementation of the 2021 Better Than Cash Alliance’s Digital Communications Strategy by:
Output 3. Provide broader support on communications and advocacy
Provide communications and advocacy support to initiatives at country, regional and global level, across government, corporate and international organization audiences, including being proactive on opportunities and maintaining our event tracker up to date.
The consultants will work under the supervision of the Better Than Cash Alliance’s Head of Communications, working closely with other key colleagues across the globe.
Duration of the Work
The assignment will have an initial duration of twelve months/220 working days. An extension of another one (1) year is possible depending on performance, continued need for the services and availability of funds. The performance control/monitoring mechanism will be applied from the start date.
Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments
Payments will be made on a monthly basis based on the reception and validation of the following deliverables. Disbursement of payments should be approved by the Head of Communications.
Required Skills and Experience
Experience & knowledge
The following documents are requested:
Applications will be screened and only applicants meeting the following minimum criteria will be shortlisted and proceed to the technical evaluation:
The technical evaluation will consist of below two parts, and only the candidates who pass the written test will be invited for the interview
Shortlisted candidates will be evaluated based on UNDP’s cumulative analysis method. When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract shall be made to the consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
The formula for the rating of the proposals will be as follows:
Rating the Technical Proposal (TP): 70%
TP Rating = (Total Written Test and Interview Score Obtained by the Offer / Max. Obtainable Score for TP) x 100
TP Passing Score = 70% * Max. Obtainable Score for TP
Rating the Financial Proposal (FP): 30%
FP Rating = (Lowest Priced Offer / Price of the Offer Being Reviewed) x 100
Total Combined Score:
(TP Rating) x (Weight of TP, e.g. 70%)
+ (FP Rating) x (Weight of FP, e.g., 30%)
Total Combined and Final Rating of the Proposal